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Heptane or n-heptane is the straight-chain alkane with the chemical formula C7H16

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

Heptane will burn in air.

PhysicalEdit

Heptane is a colorless liquid with a petroleum-like odor.

AvailabilityEdit

Certain types of lighter fluids contain heptane.

Car starting fluids contain a mixture of heptane and diethyl ether. Due to the large difference of the boiling point of the two components, the mixture can be separated by first distilling the ether, and then the heptane.

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